2016 Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay
Kapokberg translated as "snowy mountain". In days gone, this hill, covered in white Spring flow-ers, resembled a snow capped mountain. At 459m above sea level, it is the highest hill at Groote Post and bears the name of our vineyard selection wines.
Lime marmalade with toasted buttery notes on the palate, citrus character runs true, supported by just a touch of fine grain oak and a finish of browned butter.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines planted: 1995
Yield: 5 t/ha
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
The trend is that our harvests are getting earlier and earlier. The old vine chardonnay produced yet another outstanding crop.
IN THE CELLAR
The juice was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels and aged on the lees for 10 months. 25% New oak and 75% older oak was used.
Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.34 g/l RS: 2.9 g/l TA: 6.8 g/l